Definitions for glutenˈglut n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluten(noun)

    a protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough

Wiktionary

  1. gluten(Noun)

    Fibrin (formerly considered as one of the "animal humours").

  2. gluten(Noun)

    The major protein in cereal grains, especially wheat; responsible for the elasticity in dough and the structure in baked bread.

  3. gluten(Noun)

    A gluey, sticky mass of clay, bitumen etc.

  4. Origin: From gluten, from gluten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gluten(noun)

    the viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to dough

  2. Origin: [L., glue: cf. F. gluten. See Glue.]

Freebase

  1. Gluten

    Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten may also be found in some cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations. Gluten is the composite of a gliadin and a glutenin, which is conjoined with starch in the endosperm of various grass-related grains. The prolamin and glutelin from wheat constitute about 80% of the protein contained in wheat fruit. Being insoluble in water, they can be purified by washing away the associated starch. Worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, both in foods prepared directly from sources containing it, and as an additive to foods otherwise low in protein. The fruit of most flowering plants have endosperms with stored protein to nourish embryonic plants during germination. True gluten, with gliadin and glutenin, is limited to certain members of the grass family. The stored proteins of maize and rice are sometimes called glutens, but their proteins differ from true gluten.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gluten

    glōō′ten, n. the nitrogenous part of the flour of wheat and other grains, insoluble in water.—ns. Glu′tin, Glī′adin, the separable viscid constituent of wheat-gluten, soluble in alcohol. [L. gluten, the same as glus. See Glue.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gluten in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gluten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alice Lichtenstein:

    It wasn't flattering to the gluten-free industry.

  2. Molly Rieger:

    The issue is that [a gluten-free diet] obviously works for some people.

  3. Jim Murphy:

    We sincerely apologize to the gluten-free community and to anyone who may have been impacted.

  4. Klaus Gottlieb:

    If they eat a lot of gluten, they may still have some symptoms and perhaps other long-term health consequences.

  5. Phin Ziebell:

    A true gluten-free barley variety is a true game changer, there is going to be a massive market for the product.

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